Beeronaut's Memorial Day weekend: May 28-30

Beeronaut's Memorial Day weekend: May 28-30

We've already listed events for Friday in coverage of the last day of Chicago Craft Beer Week. So let's run down the schedule for Saturday through Monday:

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As if CCBW didn't leave you groggy, Saturday brings us:

12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Delilah's Lambic Beer Festival
Delilah's, 2771 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 472-2771
Delilah's will be hosting one of the most comprehensive tastings of Lambic beers ever held in North America. We will be tasting every possible variety of this spontaneously fermented Belgian beer that we can get our hands on, including but not limited to: Drie Fonteinen, Lindemans, Liefmans, Hanssens, Cherish, Chapeau, Mort Subite, St. Louis, Timmermans, Girardin, Belle Vue, Oud Beersel, Cantillon & Boon. We will have three vintages of Drie Fonteinen Gueuze from a cast of over a dozen different Gueuzes, some very rare straight Lambic, a few highly sought after Faros (young Lambic flavored with candi sugar and spices), and a complete selection of fruit-based Lambics (Framboise, Kriek, Peche...) all flavors and all possible intensities -- around 60 Lambics in multiple vintages will be on hand. A few representative international sour beers will also be available. This is guaranteed to be ideal for both the new Lambic enthusiast as well as the long term aficionado. The cost is $20 for twenty sample tickets and informational materials.
ALSO: 6:00 p.m. movie - Chiller Theater - Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) (62Ms) Dir. Bernard Kowalsky. Starring: Ken Clark,Yvette Vickers, Gene Roth, Jan Shepard.

Friday, May 27 - Sunday, May 29

3rd Annual Kohler Festival of Beer
Various locations, including The Shops at Woodlake Kohler, 725 Woodlake Rd. Kohler, WI (920) 459-1713
Join the Village of Kohler for a weekend of good food and great beer! This event features breweries from across the country, demonstrations, tastings and entertainment. The weekend's events include: Eggs & Kegs breakfast buffet, Cheers to Beers Craft Beer Tasting, 3rd Annual Blackwolf Run® Beer Challenge Tournament & Million-Dollar Shootout. Sponsored by Leinenkugel's Beers Around the World Blues, Brews & BBQ party... and more! You may order tickets by phone at 800-344-2838. Tickets will be available for purchase throughout the event weekend at the Will Call Desk at The Shops at Woodlake. Full info here, buy tickets here.

Saturday, May 28 

Beer Tastings at Kenwood Liquors
Kenwood Liquors, 12037 W. 159th St., Homer Glen, IL (708) 590-8210
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Mendocino Brewing.

5:00 - 10:00 p.m. Beer and Snacks Pre-Fixe
Lush Wine and Spirits, 1412 W, Chicago Ave., Chicago (312) 666-6900
Craft Beer Pre-Fixe dinner and beer pairing. Goose Island beer. Tasty snacks
from Kelly Snack Master extraordinaire. More details coming. You may need to buy your bottle at LUSH. They are working on a "by the glass" license.

Sat. May 28 - Sun. May 29

1:00 p.m. Toons 12th Annual Super Crawfish Boil
Toons Bar & Grill, 3857 N. Southport, Chicago (773) 935-1919
It's that time again. The original Southport Crawfish Boil, a 2-day blowout from the Big Easy to the Big City! This year, one day is not enough, we've expanded to TWO FULL DAYS of Crawfish and all the fixin's... May 28th and 29th! It's $25 for ALL YOU CAN EAT per day or $40 for both days. Come on out and chow down on crawfish, red beans & rice, muffulettas and more! We will also have $4 Abita drafts and give-aways!

Sunday, May 29

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Half Acre Craft Beer Week Brunch
SmallBar Division, 2049 W. Division, Chicago (773) 772-2727
Featuring a special menu by our new chef, Justin White:

  • Lemon Jam Buckle with double cream and sorrel leaves, paired with Half Acre Brandy Barrel-aged Ambrosia
  • Toasted Chocolate & Banana Bread Pudding with chili butter and warm maple, paired with Half Acre Baumé Rye Stout
  • Jersey Breakfast of house made pork roll, scrambled farm eggs, and pea shoots served on a butter bun with cedar grove cheddar sauce, paired with Half Acre Crush Kölsch
  • Mustard Glazed Slab Bacon, pork cracklin's, shallots and roasted fingerling potatoes, paired with Half Acre Over Ale
  • Plus Half Acre Meatwave English IPA available on draft!
    No Reservations.

2:30 p.m. Freakin' Firkin Sunday
The Livery, 190 5th Street, Benton Harbor, MI (269) 925-8760
Brewmaster Steve will be tapping the Firkin cask at 3.00 p.m. (or thereabouts) on this Sunday. Enjoy a pint of real ale in its true form- and also enjoy the lively Irish Session music, hosted by Rick Willey & Katie Montoya, from 2-5 pm.

Monday, May 30

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Craft Beer Tasting at Finnegan's
Finnegan's Craft Beer & Gastro Pub, 24102 W Lockport St, Plainfield, IL (815) 733-5177
Head out to Finnegan's for a complimentary craft beer tasting every Monday. One of our Cicerones will pull new beers recently added to the list and provide some background on each style and samples for you to taste. All beer being sampled with be on special, so if you find a favorite, you can enjoy it without damaging the wallet!

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Craft Beer Week Hang Over Cure
Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago (773) 697-8204
So, Chicago Craft Beer Week is over and you probably feel a bit hung over. What better way to cure that hang over than keep drinking!! Come out this Memori=ALE Day & drink the rest of all the left over drafts for our CCBW events!

Half Acre Chocolate Camaro & Ginger Twin
New Belgium Metric 10.10.10
Stone Vertical Epic 10.10.10
Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout
Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Our Brewers Reserve - Grand Cru & Beer Camp - Double IPA
various Stillwater & Mikkellers & we will tap our keg of Three Floyds Zombie Dust!

Oh, & bottles of Founders KBS...see you then!!!

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